- Code COMP1040
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Computer Science
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Knowing how to effectively use computational tools to perform data analysis, simulation, and visualisation is rapidly becoming a crucial skill in an increasing number of industries and academic disciplines. The aim of this course is to provide skills for tackling the "messiness" of real-world computer systems, programming languages, and data. Unlike many other computer science courses which explain a single area in depth, the focus of The Craft of Computing will be on understanding core principles that allow students to quickly and confidently learn and apply a variety of computational tools to several different types of problem. The skills developed in this course will be a great asset to students in their undergraduate life and future careers.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Appreciate the creative possibilities computation brings to multiple disciplines.
- Be able to solve practical problems in various domains using appropriate software tools.
- Be able to understand, modify, debug, and write small programs in a high-level programming language.
- Be able to translate learned programming skills to new programming languages, tools, and contexts.
- Understand the culture, conventions and resources to do with software development, deployment, and use.
- 10% online exercises
- 40% assignments
- 50% project
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Workload3 hours of lectures, 1 hour of tutorial, and 6 hours of self-study per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
- High School mathematics to the level of ACT College Mathematics General.
- Prior programming experience not required.
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